Photo of the Day: Dough figurines

Craftsman keep ancient art of molding dough figurines alive in New Taipei City

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/01/30
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Taipei (Taiwan News) — An 80-year-old craftsman surnamed Cheng, sells traditional

Dough figurines for sale in New Taipei City. (By Central News Agency)

hand-made dough figurines from his antique bike stall on a corner of Fuzhong road in New Taipei City’s Banqiao District.

His brightly-colored figurines, molded into the shape of zodiac animals and characters from the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, are made from flour, sticky rice, natural beeswax, water, and food coloring.

The exact date of the origin of this ancient art form is not known, but artifacts have been unearthed in Xinjiang dating back to the Song and Yuan dynasties. In addition to dragons and Three Kingdoms characters, Cheng has added a modern touch by incorporating contemporary characters such as Pikachu and Sponge Bob.    [FULL  STORY]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I accept the Privacy Policy

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.